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DEVELOPPEMENT: Pas d’agriculture, pas d’accord

Posted on 14 December 2011 by admin

Busani Bafana

 

DURBAN, Afrique du Sud, 7 déc (IPS) – Effatah Jele, une productrice de lait en Zambie, en Afrique australe, ne croit pas en un hasard agricole, mais au pragmatisme à cause des changements climatiques.

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Q&R: Il est temps pour une nouvelle révolution agricole

Posted on 14 December 2011 by admin

Busani Bafana s’entretient avec KANAYO F. NWANZE, Président du Fonds international de développement agricole
 
DURBAN, Afrique du Sud, 6 déc (IPS) – Les négociateurs à la 17ème Conférence des parties (COP 17) doivent proposer aux plus de sept milliards de personnes dans le monde un accord avec un plan de travail pour l’agriculture, un secteur qui devrait être le plus touché par les changements climatiques. Continue Reading

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Brasil: Metas contradictorias hacen campo al andar

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

Complejo de almacenaje de granos y oleaginosas en Mato Grosso. La agroindustria es clave en la promesa de Brasil de reducir sus emisiones de gases contaminantes. Crédito: Mario Osava/IPS

Por Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, dic (IPS) – Brasil pretende cumplir sus metas climáticas en el sector agrícola estimulando algunas técnicas ya conocidas, que reducen las emisiones de gas carbónico, pero que pueden incrementar el uso de agrotóxicos, según activistas.

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Importance of Financing Climate Change Adaptation

Posted on 09 December 2011 by admin

Zukiswa Zimela spoke to MARCIA LEVAGGI, manager of the Adaptation Fund Board

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 9 (IPS) - The issue of money is still a substantial part of the negotiations at 17thConference of Parties in Durban, South Africa. IPS spoke to Marcia Levaggi, manager of the Adaptation Fund Board, on the importance of ensuring that developing countries have the funds to deal with the effects of climate change.

Marcia Levaggi, manager of the Adaptation Fund Board. Credit: Zukiswa ZImela/IPS

 

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Who really speaks for farmers?

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

By TerraViva Reporters*

Granary in Malawi.

Farmers need help to prosper: but what kind of help? Credit: FISD/IPS

DURBAN, Dec 8 – (TerraViva) Global warming poses a threat to the livelihoods of millions of people who work the land; it is a critical issue for Africa’s climate change agenda. Campaigners agree that changing weather patterns and higher temperatures could spell disaster, but they are arguing for two contrasting responses here at the U.N. climate conference in Durban. Continue Reading

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Changing climate already impacting life in the Sahel

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

By Happy Ntsanwisi – Nthavela Newspaper*

DURBAN, Dec 6 – (TerraViva) A just-published study of trends in temperature, rainfall, droughts and flooding in the Sahel region of West Africa over the past 40 years provides further evidence of the threat posed by climate. Continue Reading

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Permaculture takes root with the young

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

By Andre Marais – Amandla Magazine*

DURBAN, Dec 7 – (TerraViva) At several sites across Southern Africa, school children are learning the principles of permaculture, a set of agricultural techniques which avoids disturbing the soil, instead keeping it covered with mulch to preserve water and fertility. TerraViva encountered a group of these children who were lucky enough to visit the U.N. climate conference along with two of their trainers. Continue Reading

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End Climate Change Dictatorship

Posted on 08 December 2011 by admin

Kofi Annan says lack of funds must not hold back the fight against climate change. Credit: Zuki Zimela/IPS

By Busani Bafana

Durban, Dec. 7 — The global financial crunch is not a reason to avoid climate-friendly investments that will help Africa’s agriculture grow says former UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan.

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Aplausos y abucheos a reforma forestal de Brasil

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

Camino en la selva amazónica de Acre para transportar árboles caídos. Crédito: Mario Osava/IPS

Por Fabiana Frayssinet

RÍO DE JANEIRO, 7 dic (IPS) El Senado de Brasil aprobó un nuevo Código Forestal en medio de críticas ecologistas y elogios de sectores vinculados a la gran agricultura. El proyecto debe volver a la cámara baja y ser sancionado por la presidenta Dilma Rousseff para convertirse en ley. Continue Reading

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Zukiswa Zimela interviews DORAH MAREMA, coordinator of Gender and Climate Change in Southern Africa

Posted on 07 December 2011 by admin

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 7 (IPS) Civil Society organisations are adamant that women are the ones who will be hardest hit by climate change because of the role they play in society as providers for their families. 

 

Dorah Marema, coordinator of Gender and Climate Change in Southern Africa. Credit: Zukiswa Zimela/IPS

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